Natural sciences managers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, natural sciences managers rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 35% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy natural sciences managers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Animal scientist
3.5
$60k
Physicist
3.5
$123k
Environmental restoration planner
3.5
$71k
Forensic science technician
3.4
$59k
Soil and plant scientist
3.4
$63k
Natural sciences manager
3.4
$129k
Sustainability officer
3.4
$184k
Aquacultural manager
3.4
$71k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are natural sciences managers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do natural sciences managers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as natural sciences managers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are natural sciences manager’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are natural sciences managers making the best use of their abilities?

Are natural sciences managers happy with their salary?